Events & Resources

Resources

Check out the resources on this page to learn more about STEM in Nebraska and beyond.

  • Beyond School Bells is dedicating to improving access to and quality in Nebraska‚Äôs ELO programs by building partnerships and addressing state and local policy that affects these vital initiatives. We watch the national scene, make recommendations, pull the right people to the table, and support ELO system-builders and educators as they strive to make build an educational system that better serves all Nebraskans.
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  • Nebraska Department of Education

    Check out the Nebraska Department of Education to learn about state standards, teaching, and more! Here are some links to important information from NDE:

  • Andrill, the Antarctic Geological Drilling, is a multinational collaboration. They provide a variety of multi-media and downloadable materials about the project and climate change for middle and high school teachers and students.

  • Click2SciencePD provides professional development resources for out-of-school time educators who facilitate STEM learning with youth outside of traditional school hours. By helping frontline staff develop the skills they need to successfully engage youth in STEM, Click2Science is improving STEM education in afterschool, building stronger out-of-school time programs, and investing in future generations of STEM professionals. You must register to download resources, but registration is free.

  • The University of Nebraska State Museum offers a variety of museum kits to bring the museum to your classroom. Check out the website for more information about Encounter Kits, Shoebox Science Kits, Wonderwise: Women in Science Kits, Virtual Field Trip opportunities, information on how the kits map to Nebraska Science and Social Studies Standards, and more.

  • This curate list of websites for kids is sponsored by the Association For Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Websites are broken down into categories, relevant STEAM categories include: Animals, The Arts, History & Biography, Mathematics & Computers, Reference Desk, and Sciences.

  • This website features the Nebraska edition of the Lewis and Clark Journals edited by Gary E. Moulton, full text of the journals, almost 5,000 pages, images, supplemental texts, and audio files of select passages, and Native American perspectives make this a great resource for those working to create interdisciplinary connections between the social sciences, humanities, and STEM. This website is maintained by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities in partnership with the University of Nebraska Press, and received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • This website bring the images, writings, and information about spectral imaging of Livingston's work to life. Check out the resources section for educational and outreach materials designed to go with the website including an outreach program designed for children age 9-13.

  • Looking for a curated list of free resources to use? Check out the National Science Teachers Association list of Freebies for Science Teachers. The list is covers a variety of websites and STEM/STEAM topics. Be sure to also check out the link in the upper right hand corner to NSTA's Free Resources which include: journal articles, book chapters, DIY Learning for teachers and more! Also check out NSTA Recommends for information on "Outstanding Science Trade Books" and more.

  • From the science of coffee to the science of death Reactions provides entertaining short videos (~3-5 minutes) and info graphics that engage people with the chemistry of everyday life.

  • Science 360 is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. It's purpose is to share breaking science news from around the world through accessible videos that can be enjoyed by a variety of ages.

  • "Looking for a speaker for your organization, club or classroom? The Speakers Bureau is comprised of a diverse selection of faculty and staff who can speak with authority and passion on a wide range of topics, from social networking to Nebraska's grape and wine industry to tornadoes... and much more." Check out the website for more information and to arrange a speaker!

  • World of Viruses provides comics, apps, audio stories, activities, and curricula for elementary, middle and secondary educators. In addition, all of the curricula include reviews from teachers and scientists providing both content ratings and tips for each activity. In addition, they provide information about how activities relate to grade levels in relationship to national health and science content standards.